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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Administrative and Policy Change Log

Here you will see a list of Admin and Policy changes.


Posting Date: June 13, 2019

Action required: None

What: See below

Key Date(s): None

Impacted audiences: Employers Contributing to HCSP Accounts Post-Employment

Key information:

There are special instructions if you plan to continue contributing to your employees’ HCSP account post-employment:

  1. Use the upload spreadsheet to enroll your retirees. All required census information must be included to ensure MERS is appropriately communicating with retirees, including instructions on using their account. The following information is necessary to create that enrollment:

    • First/Last Name

    • SSN

    • Date of Birth

    • Address

    • Original Date of Hire

    • Date of Termination

    • Participant status on the upload file must indicate “T” for terminated (Column O)

  2. Subsequent reporting through upload format for retirees should continue to include their date of termination and appropriate employment status (reporting through manual reporting will not require any changes to status)

  3. Note: where an employer plan offers a varied contribution based on single or married status, only the former employee is eligible for enrollment (no second record is created for the spouse)

For more information, contact: Contact the MERS Service Center at 800.767.6377

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